Longwood Brewery – The Big One IPA Review
In The Longwood Brewery’s new line of canned beers comes the fear of all BC Residents – The Big One but in the form of an India Pale Ale. This tall can opens with a pop and pours into the glass erupting with copious amounts of head. The pour of this beer was less than successful as the head took up well more than half the glass. This initial impression leads to believe that over carbonation could be an issue. Through the incredibly thick, lacing head comes a piney hop bitterness and what almost smells like a hint of juniper. The aroma forecasts a hoppy, northwest style IPA. The flavour is indeed quite bubbly on the tongue. The Big One doesn’t necessarily taste over carbonated in the glass but to drink straight from the can would be a different story. The flavour is quite hoppy with a balance of north-west piney hops and a euro-bitter flavour. Light citrus notes come into play around the hops but the main stage is all about the hops here. This is a quality beer if you are into a hoppy experience and looking for something new. The Big One may be a little hard to find but if you come across a can somewhere be sure to pick it up!
Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 568ml
Price – $3.85 (The Gull Liquor Store)